Yoga for Post-Partum Weight-loss/Maintenance

By: admin | 14 November 2023

Yoga for Post-Partum Weight-loss/Maintenance

So your little one has finally arrived, hasn’t he/she? It is such a wonderful feeling to have brought a new life into the world, isn’t it? We totally understand and completely agree with you! But before you start to think about working out to lose that weight that you might have gained during your pregnancy, we would recommend that you rest for atleast 40 days. The 40 days window is for a reason! During these 40 days, your body will be able to re-establish your menstruation cycle and even your organs, including your uterus come back to their normal size! It is, however, a good idea to atleast start walking around, even if you are in the hospital. Use a soft cotton cloth to support your abdomen and try to avoid those corsets or abdominal binders since they don’t let your muscles regain their strength. Here are a few asanas that you can look at to help you lose weight post your delivery

The Yoga Pose (Yog Mudra)

  • Start by sitting cross legged in a comfortable place.
  • Proceed by taking your left wrist at the back and hold it with your right hand.
  • Inhale, and as you do that, expand your chest and try pulling your shoulders backwards
  • Continue by exhaling and bend forward while trying to touch your head with your right knee. If in case this is difficult, try bringing your head as close you can to your knees.
  • Return to the starting position while inhaling.
  • Now repeat the same steps using your left leg.


  • Sit on the floor and make sure that your back is erect
  • Continue by stretching your legs in front of you while inhaling.
  • Try to keep your knees straight and do not bend them while attempting this exercise.
  • Bend forward and hold your toes. Proceed by trying to touch your knees with your forehead.
  • Hold this pose for 10 seconds.
  • Return to the starting position while inhaling.


  • Begin by lying on the floor on your stomach, making sure that your front is in contact with wherever you are lying.
  • Keep a little distance between your legs, while keeping your toes together and heels apart.
  • Fold your hands and rest your head on the back of your palms
  • Relax to your heart’s content in this pose for 3-5 mins easily.

Yoga can prove to be extremely beneficial and a gentle way in which you can lose your post-pregnancy weight in a safe and effective way. But always make sure to get in touch with your doctor before you start to practise any asana!

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